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The Ann Arbor News reports on the City’s projected $6.1 million deficit for next year, with the worst-case scenario involving the closure of a fire station (one was already closed two fiscal years ago) and cutting 26 police jobs.
Police Chief Dan Oates said a projected 5 percent cut all the departments have been told to make would cripple his force.
Councilmembers vowed to place public safety services, such as fire and police, at the highest priority, but this would require deeper cuts in other departments; the discussion excerpted reflects some of the possible options:
“When it comes down to core services, people can swim in their own pools,” explained City Council Member Chris Easthope, D-5th Ward about his group’s choices.
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